Facility offers golfers year round outlet

First Posted: 4/11/2012

Thanks to a new indoor golf facility, local golfers now have a place to hone their skills no matter the time of year or weather conditions. Owner/operator Billy Arthur of Clarks Summit is set to hold a grand opening for Golf 365 April 14 from 10 a.m. – noon at 234 Trap Plaza, Scranton Carbondale Highway, Eynon. During that time, guests will have the opportunity to compete in closest to the pin and long drive contests to win passes to local golf courses. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, as well as discounts and bundle packages offered for practice time. Music and refreshments will also be provided.

Golf 365 features two state of the art Full Swing simulators, “the world-wide leader in golf simulation.”

These simulators allow golfers to hit the ball from different angles, lies and locations, as well as to play on some of the world’s best golf courses such as Pebble Beach. Each simulator is a compact depth enclosure box that provides safety netting and padded walls. They also include a patented infrared tracking system, a High Definition (HD) projector with a LCD touch screen computer system, an interactive practice facility (driving range), and a quiet seamless projector screen. They are equipped with technology and data to help analyze each golfer’s swing as well as measure your ball speed, distance (carry and roll out), and much more.

“It will provide a location for golfers of any skill level or age to practice year round, rain or shine, day or night in a controlled environment,” Arthur said.

This technology gives each golfer immediate feedback on their performance which can be utilized for game improvement and/or entertainment.

“Our equipment is one of the best on the market and will track every part of your game,” Arthur said. “The number one thing is accuracy. It’s a top notch guide for game improvement.”

Arthur thinks golfers will enjoy the comfortable, controlled atmosphere of the facility.

“It has a country club-like setting with stone and natural wood walls,” he said.

In addition to being a training facility, Golf 365 hosts social gatherings such as birthday parties and will serve as a location for corporate meetings. The facility also offers tournaments, leagues, and youth programs.

Arthur, who was a school teacher for eight years, was furloughed in 2011 due to budget cuts.

“I’m a very active person,” he said. “I love the game of golf and living in Northeast Pennsylvania, the golf season is relatively short. I did some research and found that the area needed an indoor facility to help extend the golf season.”

PGA Certified Instructor Joe Acla will offer individual or group instruction.

For more details, contact Golf 365 at 570.521.4040.

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